While the water is heating up in the pot, prepare the ingredients. Tear the lettuce into large bite-sized pieces. Cut the bacon into 3mm wide slices. If using consomme cubes, use a knife to chop up into pieces that will dissolve easily.
Once the water comes to a boil, add the consomme. Next add the bacon and then the lettuce in order. When it comes to a boil again, stop the heat and add the Parmesan cheese.
Serve the soup in a dish and optionally garnish with parsley or green onion.
Story Behind this Recipe
I made this to use up some lettuce. The simple taste of bacon gives this soup a deep and rich broth.
I just wrote down estimates of the ingredients, so please use as much bacon and lettuce as you want! If the flavor is too thick, you can adjust with salt and pepper.